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Mortgage payment breakdown: How mortgage principal and interest works

Mortgage payment breakdown: How mortgage principal and interest works

A monthly mortgage payment includes at least two parts: an amount that goes towards the principal and a second amount that goes towards interest. When you’re looking at your home loan, it’s important to understand what your mortgage payment is going towards each month and how your lender is calculating this amount. So what is […]

Mortgage APR: The difference between APR and interest rate

Mortgage APR: The difference between APR and interest rate

The annual percentage rate (APR) is designed to show you the total cost of the loan, which can be helpful when comparing loans from different lenders. The annual percentage rate measures both the interest charged as well as any other fees paid at closing that may include: • Origination fees • Private Mortgage Insurance — […]